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  1. Li Changchun: A lid on the media

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu As a member of the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee and the party's ideological chief, Li Changchun has been at the forefront of propaganda efforts in recent years ... social values or created a legacy for President Hu Jintao or his predecessor, Jiang Zemin. Mr Li took on the task of moulding the public's socialist ideology with massive campaigns pushing ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Top leaders pay respects at scholar's cremation The body of famed linguist, scholar of ancient languages and writer Ji Xianlin was cremated in the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery yesterday, according to Xinhua. A dozen top leaders including Premier Wen Jiabao, Chinese People's Political Consultative Committee chairman Jia Qinglin and propaganda chief Li Changchun ...

  3. Government steps up its clampdown on illegal forced evictions

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li Beijing has stepped up its crackdown on brazen land grabs and forced demolitions. A total of 57 local government officials have been penalised, Xinhua reported. Of those, 31 ... buried in rubble in a forced demolition imposed by the district government in Changchun , the capital of northeastern Jilin province. The Ministry of Supervision forced the mayor to apologise ...

  4. Jailhouses rock to 'red-themed' classics as party revives old ways

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... The Communist Party has a long tradition of churning out classic songs, dramas and films for propaganda's sake to consolidate its grip on power, particularly during the reign of Mao Zedong . Now authorities at some prison facilities on the mainland a ...

  5. Blueprint to target inequality in education

    Posted Feb 12th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Beijing will soon release a long-awaited draft blueprint on the development of education amid rising discontent over a school system dogged by widening inequality in access to basic education, a drop in overall quality and rampant irregularities. Educatio ...

  6. Zhang on the ascent as he takes Chongqing post

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Bo's downfall, Li Yuanchao, head of the party's Organisation Department, said the decision to appoint Zhang as party secretary was made through 'discreet consideration'. 'Comrade Zhang Dejiang is politically competent, fair, righteous, democratic and responsible,' Li said. He also said Zhang possessed rich experience in handling complicated issues and he would ...

  7. Former vice-premier dead at 86

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Former vice-premier and veteran diplomat Wu Xueqian died from an unspecified illness yesterday morning in Beijing at the age of 86, according to Xinhua. Wu, who was a deputy to former premier Li Peng at the height of the Tiananmen Square unrest in 1989, did not share the legacy of the hardline premier responsible for the crackdown on the student pro- democracy movement. ...

  8. Olympics anger swells protests

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Beijing and Raymond Li in Hefei Thousands turn out for anti-French rallies Anti-French protests snowballed across the mainland yesterday as tens of thousands of protesters brandished banners defending China, attacking Beijing's critics and backing the Olympics. But police banned protests in Shenzhen and Guangzhou, and official media stepped up efforts to damp down ...

  9. First top Tibetan official removed from office since start of unrest

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Ng Tze-wei and Raymond Li A high-ranking Tibetan official in charge of minority and religious affairs has been removed from office - the first since deadly riots broke out in Lhasa two weeks ago. A notice on the state-run Tibet Daily website said the Tibetan Autonomous Region's Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee director, Danzeng Langjie, and seven court ...

  10. Villagers claim rare court triumph

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li More than a dozen villagers in Zhejiang province have won a rare court victory over the top macroeconomic planner over plans for a highway cutting through their land. Yuan Yulai , a lawyer for the 15 Hangzhou villagers, said he and his clients were elated with the verdict against the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) when the Beijing No1 Intermediate ...




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